Energy Webquest

By: Tanaya Battle


1. In addition to use as a transportation fuel, what are three interesting uses for petroleum? What are three other uses that are very important to us?

2. According to the Department of Transportation, how many gasoline and diesel-fueled motor-vehicles are currently on U.S. roads?

3. According to the Census Bureau, how many people currently live in the U.S.? What is the global population? What percentage of people all live in the U.S.?

4. Globally, how much crude oil was produced daily in 2007?

5. How much crude oil did the U.S. consume in 2007?

6. Based on the data in #4 and #5 above, what percentage of world crude oil was consumed by the U.S.?

7. Based on the calculations from #3 and #6, complete the following statement: The U.S. is home to ___% of the world's population, yet consumes ___% of the world's crude oil.

8. What was the global daily consumption of crude oil in 2007?

9. Based on #8, what is the total amount of crude oil consumed globally in all of 2007?

10. According to BP, the top oil producing company in the U.S., what is the size of